Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met the student and introduced myself. We covered electric circuits and electrostatics, mainly looking at multiple choice questions from a recent review test. I framed things in terms of breaking down a question into its relevant details, eliminating the more obvious incorrect multiple choice answers, and working out which equations and physical concepts (force, resistance, charge, etc.) were applicable to that particular question. We then discussed the course overall and which areas he was having trouble with, deciding to focus on circular motion, rotation, and waves for the next session."
"Tour of the cell: How we study cells, prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells - nucleus and presence of organelles, endomembrane system, membrane-bound organelles, function and components of the cytoskeleton, animal and plant cells junctions and cell surfaces. Membrane structure and function: Fluid mosaic model of the plasma membrane and the components that allow for its fluidity, importance and function of integral and peripheral proteins as well as the function of membrane carbohydrates in cell-cell recognition. Finally, we discussed traffic across the membranes: passive vs. active transport; diffusion vs. osmosis; hypertonic, isotonic, and hypotonic solutions; integral proteins as transport proteins in passive (channels) and active transport (Pumps and co transporters)."
"The student was great. We did some mechanics, some electrostatics, and some circuits. He really has a good grasp of the material, and it's nice because we can go into depth about these topics and talk about the harder stuff."